09 décembre 2010

Photography from the New China @ the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center

Wang Qingsong, Chinese, New Women (detail),  Chromogenic print, 47 1/4 x 86 5/8 in. 2009.18.2. The J. Paul Getty Museum © Wang Qingsong LOS ANGELEs, CA.- On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the Getty Center, December 7, 2010 —April 24, 2011, Photography from the New China displays a selection of Chinese photographs produced since the 1990s, when People's Republic leader Deng Xiaoping introduced the current period of Opening and Reform. Photography from the New China is shown concurrently with Felice Beato: A... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2010

"Imagining the Past in France, 1250-1500" @ J. Paul Getty Museum

Jean Fouquet, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes, about 1460. Tempera on parchment, 39.8 x 29.5 cm. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, Germany, Ms. Cod. Gall. 6 LOS ANGELES, CA.- History played such an integral role in defining national identity in France throughout the high Middle Ages that some of the finest illumination of the period is located within the covers of history manuscripts. On view in the Exhibitions Pavilion at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, November 16, 2010 through February 6, 2011, Imagining... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2010

J. Paul Getty Museum Acquires Turner Masterpiece at Sotheby's for a Record $45.10 Million

Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A. (London 1775 - 1851), Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino, 35 ½ by 48 in. 90.2 by 122 cm. Sold for 29,721,250 GBP. photo Sotheby's LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today that it made a successful bid at auction on J.M.W Turner's masterpiece painting Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino. The auction took place at Sotheby's in London on Wednesday, July 7. One of the greatest paintings by Turner to come on the market, Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino has had only two owners in its 171-year history... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2010

Getty Museum Puts the Gela Krater on View

Attic red-figured volute krater, Greek, about 475 - 425 B.C., attributed to the Niobid Painter. Terracotta. Museo archeologico regionale Agrigento, Agrigento, Italy, AG 8952. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the installation of the Gela Krater in the permanent collection galleries at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa. The loan of this celebrated object is part of a long-term collaborative agreement between the Getty Museum and the Sicilian Ministry of Culture and Sicilian Identity, which was... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2010

Getty Museum Debuts Cutting-Edge Technology to Showcase Cabinet

Unknown and Three wood carvings by Albert Jansz. Vinckenbrinck (Dutch, about 1604 - 1664/1665). Display Cabinet (Kabinettschrank), about 1630. Ebony and other tropical and European woods, porphyry, gemstones, marble, pewter, ivory, bone, tortoiseshell, enamel, mirror glass, brass, and painted stone. H: 73 x W: 57.9 x D: 59.1 cm, 53.1 kg. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- To showcase one of the most complex objects in its collection, the J. Paul Getty Museum will debut cutting-edge technology to explore a... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2009

"Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference" @ the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The J. Paul Getty Museum has organized an extraordinary exhibition, which is the result of more than 30 years of scholarly research on the working practice of the great Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and the teaching process he employed in his studio. Drawings by Rembrandt and His Pupils: Telling the Difference will be on view exclusively at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center from December 8, 2009-February 28, 2010. The exhibition will explore the differences between Rembrandt's drawings... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2009

New acquisition from the J. Paul Getty Museum: Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1617 of Roelandt Savery

Roelandt Savery, Flemish, Landscape with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1617, Oil on panel, 19 5/16 x 37 in. 2008.73. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust Transforming the theme of the temptation of Saint Anthony into a celebration of nature's magnificence, Flemish landscape and still life painter Roelandt Savery depicted the hermit Anthony reading a Bible--oblivious to the antics of numerous fantastic demons--while seated in a rustic cell. His wooden hut is nestled in a majestic and thickly wooded alpine... [Lire la suite]
04 août 2009

'Out-of-Bounds: Images in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts' @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

LOS ANGELES, CA. - Battles, celebrations, and fantastic creatures found in the margins of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts are closely examined in Out-of-Bounds: Images in the Margins of Medieval Manuscripts. On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, September 1 through November 8, 2009, Out-of-Bounds explores the margins of medieval books and explains their wealth of subject matter: children playing games, romantic pursuits, men battling fantastic creatures, and composite figures—half-human, half-beast—that... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2009

New acquisition from the J. Paul Getty Museum: a watercolor from Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin

Gabriel Jacques de Saint-Aubin, French, Roman Fleet Victorious over the Carthaginians at the Battle of Cape Ecnomus, about 1763. Watercolor, gouache, pen and India and brown ink over black chalk, 8 7/16 x 15 9/16 in. 2006.23. The J. Paul Getty Trust © J. Paul Getty Trust The sea teems with a seemingly endless fleet of warships; a vast battle looms, ships crowd closer and closer to one another. Rows of oars froth up the sea, the frenzied water foreshadowing the impending combat. Standing at opposite ends of the two central ships... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2009

'Capturing Nature's Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscapes' @ the J. Paul Getty Museum

Nicolas Poussin, A Path Leading Into a Forest Clearing, about 1635-1640. Pen and brown ink and brown wash. 38.6 X 24.6. 96.GA.24. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, CA.- On view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, July 28 - November 1, 2009, Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Three Centuries of French Landscape draws from the Getty’s drawings collection including some works from the Getty Research Institute, to highlight key moments in the French landscape tradition, from its emergence in the 1600s to its... [Lire la suite]